firmware

  • Sony updates the PS3 firmware to 2.52

    The PS3 firmware just got a teeny-tiny bump that improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software and also fixing a bug concerning text entry via the on-screen keyboard, USB keyboard, or Bluetooth keyboard. Notice a difference yet? Read More

  • Yep, iPhone firmware 2.2 is still vulnerable to jailbreaking

    When the developer world first got glimpse of the iPhone 2.2 firmware back in late September, many were surprised to find out that nothing had been done to try and block users from jailbreaking (that is, hacking the handset to allow third party applications and modifications not approved by Apple). Nearly a month later, a second beta release of the firmware is in the hands of developers, and… Read More

  • What’s new in the iPhone 2.2 firmware?

    Once word got out that the iPhone firmware 2.2 had been seeded to developers, the rumors mills started churning at maximum power. While speculation has been rampant, a source of ours stopped by to verify a few of the recently leaked features. Though we’re still waiting on one bit, we can positively confirm that Google Street View and application rating upon deletion are currently built… Read More

  • Homebrew Channel updated to work on new Wii firmware

    The Homebrew Channel, which broke when Nintendo upgraded on October 23, is working again and has improved memory card support and SDHC support built in. I haven’t been following the soft Wii hacks recently – my unit is chipped – but it’s nice to know the bad/good guys are one step ahead of Mario when it comes to firmware security. You can download the firmware here and… Read More

  • The little-noticed PS3 2.50 firmware extras

    Like an iceberg, there’s more to the recent 2.50 firmware update for the PS3 than we initially saw. Like how you can now input a Divx VOD Registration Code, which you’ll need if you ever want to watch certain upcoming video-on-demand movies. Other odds and ends include mosquito noise reduction, chrome upsampling and 50Hz video output. Sorta makes you pine for simpler times, U R NOT… Read More

  • PS3 Firmware update is now live [Update: So is v5.0 for the PSP]


    So says the official PlayStation Twitter thing. Firmware v2.5 brings Bluetooth support, auto shutoff after downloads have completed, Flash 9 support and other goodies that we reported on yesterday. Fire up those BBQ grills! No word on firmware v5.0 for the PSP though. Just got the message on my PSP to update the firmware. Sweet. Read More

  • Instinct gets a firmware upgrade, browser gets a bit of polish

    Over the weekend, Instinct owners discovered they had a new patch awaiting them courtesy of Sprint and Samsung. Anxiously awaiting the patch that will bring keyboard support to Java applications on the Instinct? This isn’t it. It does, however, give the browser a bit of much needed love. According to the patch notes (available after the jump), this release (BH29 – catchy name… Read More

  • Rockbox open-source MP3 player firmware hits 3.0

    For those of you who don’t care for the stock interface or firmware on your digital music player, there’s the Rockbox firmware, which works on many Archos, iRiver, iPod, iAudio, Gigabeat, and Sansa devices. The firmware features extended codec support (OGG, Flac, etc.) plus enhanced audio magic, MPEG video support, tagging, plug-ins, playlist creation, games, and more (see the… Read More

  • QuickPwn 2.1 released for Windows

    It took a few days after the iPhone-dev team managed to tear the iPhone 2.1 update open for them to make the port, but Windows users are now free to get in on the 2.1 jailbreak good times. If you’ve yet to use QuickPwn, prepare to be amazed. As long as nothing goes awry during the process, QuickPwn doesn’t require any reflashing of the firmware be it that you’re already… Read More

  • iPod Touch 2.1 firmware jailbroken

    Instructions for Use: iPod Touch firmware comes out. It is jailbroken immediately. Rinse. Repeat. via Eng Read More

  • iPhone 2.1 update now live: All sorts of bug fixes (hopefully)

    Connect your iPhone to your computer right now to start downloading the just-released 2.1 firmware. This is the big one that’s supposed to fix all sorts of bugs and performance issues. It’ll take a little bit to determine how effective it is, though. Apple lists the following improvements: • Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
    • Significantly better… Read More

  • iPhone 2.0.1 firmware now out

    No massive changes reported but it appears that the 249.2MB 2.0.1 firmware is live and ready to install. The release coincides with an iTunes update and some are reporting some improvements in speed and performance. I’m updating now and will keep you apprised. The update is pretty meh. It improves backup speed and I believe it gives worms to ex-girlfriends. UPDATE – It appears to… Read More

  • PS3 firmware 2.42 released: Improves playback quality of some games

    Ladies and germs, Sony has released the 2.42 firmware for the PS3. According to the official US PlayStation blog, Pravda, it “improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software.” Let’s hope we don’t have to download it all over again next week because of bugs. Image from Flickr via PS3 Scene Read More

  • iPhone 2.1 firmware to get better GPS functionality

    Turn-by-turn, anyone? Gear Live is reporting that the new 2.1 firmware will have better GPS integration and allow programs to sense the direction you’re moving and your speed which points to future turn-by-turn instructions. Not a lot of information besides that but the 2.1 firmware is being passed on to beta programmers so expect it soonish. Read More

  • What's up with the iP3G?

    Well, this is weird. My buddy Justin just purchased a white 16GB iP3G in Santa Monica and his came preloaded with firmware 5A347 (this was the firmware that was leaked a day before hand) while the one I got on launch day came with 5A345. There’s also a rumor going around that there won’t be any iP3Gs available tomorrow. Read More

  • YouTube on TiVo: Two great tastes…

    Putting YouTube on something is like a gang initiation for Valley companies. “Sure,” the others say, “You’ve made a plastic robot dinosaur. But does it have YouTube?” That said, Series 3 and HD TiVo owners will soon be able to stream YouTube content through the TiVo dashboard. Series 2 owners, however, are out of luck because the H.264 used in the service… Read More

  • Dell Latitude XT owners get free multitouch upgrade

    Here are Hans and Roy from Dell to tell you about the new multitouch firmware upgrade for the Latitude XT tablet PC. Hey relax, Roy, you’re doing fine, buddy. Just slow down a bit and watch those erratic hand motions there. Picture the entire internet naked or something. Hans, you’re doing a great job, pal. You can get the update on Dell’s site here – it’s about… Read More

  • Sony to release fixed PS3 firmware this week

    Last week’s PS3 firmware update left some angry gamers in its wake as reports of jacked up consoles made their way around the internet shortly after Sony made version 2.40 of its PS3 software available for download last Wednesday. The company quickly pulled the problematic update and has now said that version 2.41 will be available “midweek,” according to CVG. While most… Read More

  • Sony removes v2.4 firmware upgrade


    After the debacle that is firmware v2.4 for the PS3, Sony has pulled the firmware upgrade from their servers and are looking into issues that have affected some with a bricked console. Some Playstation forum members are reporting that bricked consoles from the upgrade can simply remove the hard drive and reformat via PC. Read More

  • Have you upgraded your PS3 firmware to 2.4?

    Did it brick your PS3? Word on the Web is that some of your compatriots (you know, if PS3 owners were from one country while us Xbox 360 owners were from another) are experiencing various degrees of FUBAR after upgrading. Read More